Campus News Briefs

Fun in the sun with the Wesmen

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen have announced a chance to win a trip for two to Breezes Runaway Bay Inn in Jamaica, presented by Out’n About Travel, WestJet and Breezes. Raffle tickets are available in the Duckworth Customer Service Centre and at all Wesmen volleyball and basketball events for $5, as noted in a U of W media release. The draw for the prize will be on Saturday, Feb. 12 and all proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Wesmen Athletic Scholarship Fund.

U of W partners with India

After the recent opening of the University of Winnipeg’s Bhanohar Education Centre, located in the Punjab region, the university is looking forward to a closer relationship with India and the South Asian community in Manitoba. A media release from the University of Winnipeg stated that the aim is to provide accessible education to women in rural parts of the country and to create partnerships with other universities in India to help education keep up with the rapidly growing economy. The Bhanohar Education Centre was sponsored largely by Ventura Homes and offers access to a library, gymnasium and a computer lab with Internet access.

Women’s volleyball sweep Thompson Rivers, men lose on the road

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen volleyball teams traveled to Kamloops, B.C. to take on the University of Thompson Rivers Wolfpacks on Feb. 4 and 5. It was a big weekend for the Wesmen women, who needed two wins to stay in the running for a playoff spot. The Wesmen women defeated the Wolfpack 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-18) on Friday, and 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 25-27, 25-12) on Saturday. Winnipeg’s men’s team lost both nights. They were defeated 0-3 (22-25, 25-27, 19-25) on Friday, and 1-3 (21-25, 25-15, 19-25, 22-25) on Saturday. Next weekend, Feb. 11 and 12, the Wesmen volleyball teams will play host to Brandon University’s Bobcats in the final games of regular season.

REDress project

The University of Winnipeg’s Institute for Women and Gender Studies (IWGS) announced that they have partnered with local Métis artist Jaime Black to launch project REDress on Feb. 3, according to a U of W media release. The project combines art and education to bring attention to the numerous murders and disappearances of aboriginal women across Canada through a campus-wide installation at the university during International Women’s Week, from March 7 to March 12. The launch was intended to generate community interest in the project and gather educational materials. The IWGS encourages the donations of red dresses for use in the installation. Visit for more information.

Stratford Shakespeare Director Comes to U of W

Andrey Tarasiuk, associate art director and head of new play development for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, is coming to the University of Winnipeg. Announced by the theatre and film department, Tarasiuk will be at the university for six weeks to direct a production of Don Hanna’s While You Were Young. Over his 25-year career, the Winnipeg native has worked with numerous playwrights and actors across Canada and has been well-recognized for his talent. The play spans several generations and follows the stories of young Canadians in love and war. It will be presented at the Gas Station Arts Centre from March 29 to April 2.

Published in Volume 65, Number 19 of The Uniter (February 10, 2011)

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